My Wife and Daughter Survived

About a year after we were married, my wife Sharee was expecting our first child when she became deathly sick and had to be hospitalized. Doctors discovered she had a football-sized cholodocal cyst that couldn’t be completely removed without causing further complications. Throughout the pregnancy she battled pancreatitis and cholangitis and nearly died. Miraculously Sharee…

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Personal Responsibility Makes Us Free

A great deal of Doug Andrew’s focus in life is on strengthening his family. This includes not only his children and grandchildren but also his employees and his clients that he thinks of as family. In today’s episode, Doug talks about the necessity for attaining personal responsibility at as early an age as possible. He…

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What You Can Do About Ever-rising Taxes

One of the biggest differences between the wealthiest, most successful people this country and everyone else has less to do with privilege or luck and more to do with the fact that they understand how they’re affected by taxes. For instance, the vast majority of authentically wealthy people don’t save for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles…

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How to Create Certainty for Your Future

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While there’s no way out of the first one, there is something each of us can do to alleviate the second one. I’m not saying we should avoid paying our fair share—taxes are important; they go toward…

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What You Should Have In Common With the Ultra Successful

Doug Andrew has many opportunities to work with and educate highly successful individuals and entrepreneurs. In his more than four decades of experience, Doug has noticed some interesting trends. For instance, the vast majority of very successful people did not get successful and wealthy in traditional accounts in the market. This means they did not…

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Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Answers for Retirement

It’s astonishing how many people are content to simply do what others are doing. They aren’t in the habit of questioning why things are done the way they are. For instance, well over 90 percent of Americans still choose to save for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles like IRAs and 401(k)s. In this episode, Doug Andrew…

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame … Of Life

Touching All the Bases Can Help Your Family Score Big America’s pastime, baseball, is a game that has captured our attention for over 100 years. There are the unforgettable moments—home runs, diving catches and the biggest crowd pleaser of them all—the grand slam. And as anyone knows who has eaten a ballpark dog and sipped…

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The tools to win your battle for financial independence

Perhaps you’ve seen the classic cartoon of a king, with sword and shield in hand, preparing to go to battle? The king is tersely speaking to one of his helpers, saying, “I have a battle to fight. I don’t have time to listen to some crazy salesman. Outside the king’s tent, out of view, stands…

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Harnessing the Power of Three

Over his lifetime, Doug Andrew has picked up a lot of highly useful information. One of the principles he has learned and applied with great success is the Power of Three. When you’re familiar with this concept, you’ll begin to recognize it all around you. For instance, there are the three branches of government, many…

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Why You SHOULDN’T Pay for Kids’ College

For anyone who’s ever filled out a college application (or helped their children complete the endless questions and essays), you know how arduous the process can be. And anyone who’s spent even a semester attending classes, running to T.A. sessions up, hunkering down in testing centers, you know how rigorous university life is. Education can…

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